Outstanding Contributor , SDS Guru
1998 MB E300TD, 1997 MB E36 AMG, 2001 MB E55 AMG
01 E55 followed me home from New Mexico yesterday. Got a good deal for it.....
....and it's going straight to the junkyard when I'm done with it.
Going to make my own little E55 wagon (which means I need to buy yet another W210) or a SLK55 with a manual. Haven't decided which one I'd want yet.
This car is completely trashed. The coolant expansion tank was being held together with tapes, hopes and dreams....and an entire bottle of superglue. Somehow it held for the 1000 mile trip home. Plus it had a random misfire that would occasionally show up under full throttle. And a CEL for something or other, possibly EGR.
Three tires are completely bad/bald, and the one good tire is the spare tire. Also, there is no 4th monoblock. So I'm stuck with 3 monoblocks.
It usually doesn't rain in California 364 days out of the 365, but on the one day I make the trip with bad tires, it started to rain...AND snow. We have snow in palmdale.
It was raining so much that I eventually had to take the surface street...after I passed 7 accidents in one mile stretch on the freeway. All the streets were flooded, and bad tires = hydroplane galore.
Somehow I didn't die. Never want to experience it again.
Anyone know of any clean facelift W210 for sale on the cheap?